The Lord placed a flaming sword to keep man from re-entering the garden and eating from the tree of eternal life, until their seed crushed the head of His enemy.
Moses held his arms toward Heaven, until the battle was won, as long as he kept his arms stretched forth, Israel prevailed!
Joshua Stretched forth his javelin until the enemies of Gods people were destroyed!
Elijah prayed on his face until the cloud formed and an abundance of rain was heard in the spirit.
Jesus looked forth to the Joy that was before Him,until The Victory Of The Cross was won!
Jesus is seated at The Right hand of God,making intercession for us, until all His enemies are made His footstool.We join Him in this battle every time we take up the mantle of intercessory prayer for His Church.
Intercession, at times, is like the examples The Lord has given us in His Word, of standing in a place of God given authority and power, while the battle and time passes, not moving until we see His Will done on earth as it is in heaven.
We will not always know what we are praying for or even how we ought to pray. There will be times that we yield to distractions and have to regain our footing, and take our stand once again.
We may feel the yearnings and groanings of creation crying from within us. We may see the horrors of the battle and the joys of victory, but we must stand in our place, and move forward in the spirit, in the power and authority of The Lord.
Jesus is The Commander of Heavens Armies and His Commission is still to accomplish The Fathers Will.
Consider His answer to Joshua and these verses from Romans Chapter 8 as you meditate on the things shared above.
Joshua 5:13-14 (AMP)
When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries?
And He said, No [neither], but as Prince of the Lord’s host have I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, What says my Lord to His servant?